We Saved You a Seat at East End Restaurant Week 2017

As the mercury inches towards the 60-degree mark, it gives us cause for a giant exhale and an inch to head East. And though the beaches, homes and parties may be part of the reason New Yorkers brave Sunrise and Sound Avenue in July, let’s face it, the food is a draw as well. Get a first taste of summer when East End Restaurant Week 2017 hits the Island March 26-April 2. Three courses for $28.95 make the week a bargain-hunting foodie’s dream.

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Bistro 72, Riverhead

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Housed in boutique hideaway Hotel Indigo, Bistro 72 boasts an approachable but upscale vibe and outdoor seating (don’t fret if it’s a bit chilly—an outdoor fireplace keeps it cozy). The baby carrot and ginger soup, a first course option, makes for a perfect winter-to-spring transitional meal, and the petite filet mignon with whipped mashed potato and sautéed spinach will more than satisfy carnivores. Consider making it a staycation by booking a room, then getting a massage the next morning because it’s almost summertime and the livin’ should still be easy. Go

Caci North Fork, Southold

This quaint and elegant eatery, set in an old home, is known for serving some of the best Italian around. The buffalo milk ricotta and spinach ravioli in salsa rosa is creamy, hearty and begging to be ordered. Feast your eyes on the wine list, too— it’s extensive and includes international and local bottles. Go 

CowFish, Hampton Bays

Cowfish Ribs

Mardi Gras may have been weeks ago, but a bite of CowFish’s famous NOLA Shrimp, inspired by owners’ David and Rachel Hersch’s time in New Orleans, will have feasters toasting to Fat Tuesday anyway. The views of Indian Cove will have them toasting to warmer days ahead, but go ahead and indulge in apple pie or chocolate cake for dessert. Calories don’t count until May. Go

Jamesport Manor Inn, Jamesport

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image: facebook.com/jamesport.inn

The North Fork has grown in popularity in recent years, in large part because of a growing wine culture, but Jamesport Manor Inn still keeps it quaint. The 19th century manor makes diners feel like they are headed to a friend’s dinner party than a restaurant, and the view of the sun setting over the farm fields is cause for pause, no matter how great the meal is. Rest assured though, the food will be delicious. The goat cheese pan-roasted organic chicken with acorn squash puree, asparagus and wine vinegar reduction makes for a hearty meal. Save room for dessert. One can’t go wrong with either option: a chocolate torte or vanilla creme brûlée. Go

Rumba, Hampton Bays

Take the RumBarge to Rumba and feel like you're on a different kind of Island

Take the RumBarge to Rumba and feel like you’re on a different kind of Island

CowFish’s seasonal older sister restaurant is open for business during Restaurant Week. Though the restaurant invokes Caribbean vibes with its wooden-and-teal decor and colorful cocktails, consider staying local and ordering the Greenport char-grilled oysters to start. Then, head to tropical waters with the Dominican ribs, made with a sweet chili soy glaze that’s fruity and spice and everything nice. The key lime pie is a no-brainer for dessert. Go 

Shippy’s Pumpernickels Restaurant, Southampton

Forget everything you’ve heard about Hamptons dining—the vibe at Shippy’s Pumpernickels is anything but snooty. This jeans-and-a-t-shirt joint treats diners to Oktoberfest fare even in warmer months and is offering favorites like the Bratwurst, Knockwurst and Weisswurst and black forest cake on its restaurant week menu. Go

The 1770 House, East Hampton

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A fireplace keeps it cozy in the winter, an outdoor patio makes it a go-to spot come summer, meaning The 1770 house is armed and ready for restaurant week, whether March goes out like a lion or lamb. And it’s not just the seating options that are worth writing home about—Chef Michael Rozzi will have everything from yukon gold potato and celery chowder to roasted Scottish salmon on his menu. Go

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